Sport activities, Student Life and Students Associations Sport Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra offers wide range of possibilities for sport activities of students and staff. There is a multipurpose gym, 25-meter indoor swimming pool, aerobic studio, fitness-centre, tennis courts, beach-volleyball and dock-yard in the area of the Department of Physical Education and Sports (near dormitory Mladost). Students of SUA can choose various sport activities as part of their curricula such as basketball, volleyball, small football aerobics, yoga, swimming, tennis, table tennis, canoeing or bodybuilding. In summer, the students may participate in sailing down the rivers Little Danube and Hron. In winter they can participate in ski trips. The sport club ZSK Slavia SPU runs for more than fifty years various clubs and sports sections, in which all interested in high-level sport performance in volleyball, basketball, swimming, chess, tennis, bodybuilding, fitness, water sports, horse riding and triathlon. The sports grounds and facilities of Department of Physical Education and Sports serve for recreational activities (aerobics, yoga, tae-bo, swimming, small football, volleyball, tennis, beach volleyball, etc.) for students and staff of SAU. Sports playgrounds are located also near university dormitories. Location: Štúrova street 3, 949 76 Nitra Tel: +421-37-641 5452 Student Life Studying at a university, does not mean just sitting at lectures and studying. SUA students have wide opportunities to spend their leisure time, relax and engage in sport activities or hobbies. University days are organised every year in autumn and spring by the students of our alma mater with many cultural activities, sports competitions and social events. The matriculation ceremony of first year students and matriculation ball at the beginning of academic year is a long tradition too. Art groups and hobby clubs are united under The Club of Cultural and Leisure activities of SUA. The oldest and most famous of these is the folklore ensemble Zobor, in which hundreds of SUA students participated during its fifty years existence. It consists of three groups: musical, dancing and girls choir. The ensemble Zobor performs regularly at different events at home and abroad, participates in folklore shows and competitions. Fans of Thalia, but also of humour and fun can join the students amateur theatre groups „Divadielko na Osmičke“ and „Divadlo Krížom-krážom“. In their repertoire there are not only theatre plays but also short comic performances that are part of the student events such as matriculation ceremony, balls and other festivities. Both groups successfully represent SUA at national theatre festivals and shows. Afternoons and evenings in the dormitories have been accompanied by local students’ radio broadcasting for nearly thirty years. The technicians, speakers and DJs entertain the crowds at the university balls and festivities. The students’ television records and broadcast all news happening in and outside the university. Dance club LÚČE, Photo Club, Cactus Growers Association and other groups are also integral part of The Club of Cultural and Leisure activities. Students’ Associations Students can spend their time and join the activities of students’ organisations such as Youth Association of Slovak Red Cross, Catholic Youth club FONS, AIESEC (International Association of University Students of Business and Economics), IAAS (International Association of Agricultural Students), ELASA (Association of students of Garden and Landscape Architecture) and ESN Nitra (Erasmus Student Network).
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